Jacob Trokey’s Collection (77)

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  • Rebecca (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rebecca

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Jacob Trokey: “Phenomenal work from Hitchcock. A blueprint for so many Gothic Romances to follow.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #135 Learn more »
  • The Thin Blue Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    The Thin Blue Line

    Errol Morris

    Blu-Ray Spine #753 Learn more »
  • Fellini Satyricon (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fellini Satyricon

    Federico Fellini

    Jacob Trokey: “Ancient Rome as nobody before or since has ever portrayed it. One of Fellini's most uninhibited and radical works.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #747 Learn more »
  • Seven Samurai (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Seven Samurai

    Akira Kurosawa

    Jacob Trokey: “The DVD of this was my first Criterion, and even after many more, it is hard to top this film for excitement, artistry, and all around greatness.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #2 Learn more »
  • Chimes at Midnight (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Chimes at Midnight

    Orson Welles

    Jacob Trokey: “Welles' adaptation of the Henriad remains one of the best Shakespeare adaptations to this day, both hilarious and heartbreaking.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #830 Learn more »
  • Boyhood (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Boyhood

    Richard Linklater

    Jacob Trokey: “Not a documentary, but undeniably a document. A film about the experience of growing up, and the time in which one boy did.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #839 Learn more »
  • Rosemary’s Baby (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Rosemary’s Baby

    Roman Polanski

    Jacob Trokey: “A true classic of horror cinema, with fantastic camera work, great performances, and an unforgettable ending. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #630 Learn more »
  • The Manchurian Candidate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Manchurian Candidate

    John Frankenheimer

    Jacob Trokey: “A relic of its time, but one that has yet to lose its effectiveness. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #803 Learn more »
  • The New World (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The New World

    Terrence Malick

    Jacob Trokey: “A beautiful, ethereal masterpiece.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #826 Learn more »
  • The Graduate (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Graduate

    Mike Nichols

    Jacob Trokey: “This story of aimlessness and a search for meaning in the modern world has as much to say today as it did when it premiered. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #800 Learn more »
  • Harakiri (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Harakiri

    Masaki Kobayashi

    Jacob Trokey: “Meticulously crafted and powerfully plotted, this tale of vengeance tackles the question of honor in a society that is more corrupt than it seems.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #302 Learn more »
  • M (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    M

    Fritz Lang

    Jacob Trokey: “Who is the murderer? A tense visual masterpiece from Fritz Lang.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #30 Learn more »
  • Ikiru (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Ikiru

    Akira Kurosawa

    Blu-Ray Spine #221 Learn more »
  • Moonrise Kingdom (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Moonrise Kingdom

    Wes Anderson

    Jacob Trokey: “My first Anderson. I saw it in an art house theater and found myself immediately charmed by this warm and genuine film. Excellent packaging too.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #776 Learn more »
  • Mulholland Dr. (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Mulholland Dr.

    David Lynch

    Jacob Trokey: “A vision of Hollywood only David Lynch could put to screen. Surreal, comical, bizarre, and intimate, this film is an experience like nothing else.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #779 Learn more »
  • My Own Private Idaho (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    My Own Private Idaho

    Gus Van Sant

    Jacob Trokey: “Loosely based on Shakespeare's Henriad, this multi-layered and dreamlike film is a strange and grounded look at human relationships. Keanu's good too.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #277 Learn more »
  • Day for Night (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Day for Night

    François Truffaut

    Jacob Trokey: “Truffaut's love letter to the triumphs and trials of filmmaking is less revolutionary today than when it first appeared, but no less entertaining.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #769 Learn more »
  • Foreign Correspondent (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Foreign Correspondent

    Alfred Hitchcock

    Jacob Trokey: “A classic espionage thriller, this is an excellent film, which matches then-current events to Joel McCrea and fiction marvelously. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #696 Learn more »
  • The French Lieutenant’s Woman (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The French Lieutenant’s Woman

    Karel Reisz

    Jacob Trokey: “A fascinating, and ultimately stark look at forbidden love in different times, and a subtle meditation on the art of film adaptation. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #768 Learn more »
  • Dressed to Kill (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Dressed to Kill

    Brian De Palma

    Jacob Trokey: “DePalma does Psycho, with some fascinating camera work, excellent acting, and edge-of-your seat sequences that are hard to forget.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #770 Learn more »
  • Fanny and Alexander Box Set (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fanny and Alexander Box Set

    Ingmar Bergman

    Jacob Trokey: “Ingmar Bergman's Hamlet-inspired opus, intended as his final film, is a beautiful and powerful look at childhood and family dynamics. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #261 Learn more »
  • Being John Malkovich (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Being John Malkovich

    Spike Jonze

    Jacob Trokey: “A wonderfully bizzarre film that is extremely clever and Malkovich Malkovich Malkovich. Malkovich! ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #611 Learn more »
  • The Fisher King (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Fisher King

    Terry Gilliam

    Jacob Trokey: “A classic Gilliam movie through and through, with great heart and great art.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #764 Learn more »
  • The Killers (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    The Killers

    Blu-Ray Spine #176 Learn more »
  • Island of Lost Souls (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Island of Lost Souls

    Erle C. Kenton

    Jacob Trokey: “Wells. Laughton. Classic horror near its best. Are we not men?”

    Blu-Ray Spine #586 Learn more »
  • Watership Down (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Watership Down

    Martin Rosen

    Jacob Trokey: “Powerfully mythic, well voiced, and beautifully animated, this film touches something primal and wonderful within all of our cultures.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #748 Learn more »
  • The Palm Beach Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Palm Beach Story

    Preston Sturges

    Jacob Trokey: “A wickedly witty and hilarious screwball comedy from one of the masters, if not THE master, of the genre. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #742 Learn more »
  • Don't Look Now (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Don't Look Now

    Nicolas Roeg

    Jacob Trokey: “This film is enthralling. It moves at its own pace, but captures its audiences attention through innovative editing and fascinating cinematography.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #745 Learn more »
  • Time Bandits (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Time Bandits

    Terry Gilliam

    Jacob Trokey: “Striking a perfect balance between Gilliam's Python work and his later, darker films, this oddball fairy tale is hugely entertaining and hilarious.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #37 Learn more »
  • La dolce vita (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    La dolce vita

    Federico Fellini

    Blu-Ray Spine #733 Learn more »
  • The Thin Red Line (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Thin Red Line

    Terrence Malick

    Jacob Trokey: “The most existential war film I've ever seen. Visually fascinating, and philosophically provoking, Malick delivers a film as only he could do.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #536 Learn more »
  • The Red Shoes (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Red Shoes

    Michael Powell and Emeric Pressburger

    Jacob Trokey: “A fascinatingly visual film, and one which comes with a veritable wealth of special features. Who can pass up Jeromy Irons reading Hans C. Anderson?”

    Blu-Ray Spine #44 Learn more »
  • Trilogy of Life (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Trilogy of Life

    Pier Paolo Pasolini

    Jacob Trokey: “The films in this collection are unlike any other medieval tales I have seen. Extremely visceral, often comical, and bizarre yet fascinating. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #631 Learn more »
  • Charade (Criterion Blu-Ray)
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    Charade

    Stanley Donen

    Blu-Ray Spine #57 Learn more »
  • Macbeth (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Macbeth

    Roman Polanski

    Jacob Trokey: “One of the least theatrical and most filmic Shakespeare adaptations ever, in the best way. An excellently composed and dynamically shot tragedy.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #726 Learn more »
  • All That Jazz (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    All That Jazz

    Bob Fosse

    Jacob Trokey: “Was fortunate enough to see a 35mm print of this in a class. Totally bizarre, but really fascinating too. Like if "8 1/2" was a musical.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #724 Learn more »
  • Fish Tank (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Fish Tank

    Andrea Arnold

    Jacob Trokey: “I can see why this genre is called "realism." Every frame, every moment in this film brings you fully into the harsh, rich lives of these characters. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #553 Learn more »
  • Y tu mamá también  (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Y tu mamá también

    Alfonso Cuarón

    Jacob Trokey: “A film that is both brutally and touchingly honest. I don't know that there's anything quite like it.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #723 Learn more »
  • Walkabout (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Walkabout

    Nicolas Roeg

    Jacob Trokey: “One of those rare films that can really open up one's perception of what cinema can be. Incredibly shot and edited, and beautiful in many ways.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #10 Learn more »
  • Scanners (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Scanners

    David Cronenberg

    Jacob Trokey: “Mind-blowing? Maybe, but there is something about Scanners that is elusively enticing and interesting.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #712 Learn more »
  • Videodrome (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Videodrome

    David Cronenberg

    Jacob Trokey: “This film is an incredibly prescient look at humanity's relationship with TV, and how we are affected by it. Long live the new flesh. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #248 Learn more »
  • Stagecoach (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Stagecoach

    John Ford

    Jacob Trokey: “The interviews here with Ford, where he is the grumpiest old man you'll ever see are almost as entertaining as the film- which is saying something.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #516 Learn more »
  • The Battle of Algiers  (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Battle of Algiers

    Gillo Pontecorvo

    Jacob Trokey: “The film itself is very good, but the extras included in this set really detail the conflict and the importance of the film in its time and ours.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #249 Learn more »
  • The Seventh Seal (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Seventh Seal

    Ingmar Bergman

    Jacob Trokey: “Bergman's take on the classic tale of the knight playing chess with Death is beautifully shot, and profoundly human.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #11 Learn more »
  • The Hidden Fortress (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The Hidden Fortress

    Akira Kurosawa

    Jacob Trokey: “A long-overdue restoration of a great adventure film. Everything from the set pieces to the scenarios is just about perfect.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #116 Learn more »
  • The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Life Aquatic with Steve Zissou

    Wes Anderson

    Jacob Trokey: “More somber in tone than many of Anderson's other films, but its reflection on filmmaking, great performances and music make this one for the ages.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #300 Learn more »
  • Fantastic Mr. Fox (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Fantastic Mr. Fox

    Wes Anderson

    Jacob Trokey: “Forget Hawks; Wes Anderson is the director to look at to prove the auteur theory, even imparting his distinct style on this stop motion adaptation.”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #700 Learn more »
  • It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World

    Stanley Kramer

    Jacob Trokey: “This film had me from the moment the moment a certain character "kicked the bucket." Absurdist humor at its best. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #692 Learn more »
  • The Devil’s Backbone (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Devil’s Backbone

    Guillermo del Toro

    Jacob Trokey: “Santi the ghost is one of the best spirits ever put to film. This ghost is scary, but not evil, a rare sight in modern cinema.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #666 Learn more »
  • Red River (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Red River

    Howard Hawks

    Jacob Trokey: “Neither Wayne's nor Hawks' best western, but a great, simple, and at times very funny tale. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #709 Learn more »
  • The 400 Blows (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    The 400 Blows

    François Truffaut

    Jacob Trokey: “A very personal film, and one that is fascinating both in its origins in the cinema Truffaut grew up with and its innovation that birthed the New Wave”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #5 Learn more »
  • A Brief History of Time (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    A Brief History of Time

    Errol Morris

    Jacob Trokey: “This film is surprising. I don't know what I was expecting, but this surprisingly personal documentary was far better than what I would have guessed. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #699 Learn more »
  • 8½ (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Federico Fellini

    Jacob Trokey: “This is a film I still don't fully understand, but its striking imagery and structure have never fully left my mind. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #140 Learn more »
  • The Ice Storm (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Ice Storm

    Ang Lee

    Jacob Trokey: “A real ice storm is a combination of beauty and danger. This film captures that blend through both its characters and the winter storm itself. ”

    Blu-Ray Spine #426 Learn more »
  • Breathless (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    Breathless

    Jean-Luc Godard

    Jacob Trokey: “This film is somehow utterly careless and closely designed. I have no idea why it works, but it grabbed my attention from the start and never let go. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #408 Learn more »
  • Medium Cool (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    Medium Cool

    Haskell Wexler

    Jacob Trokey: “I first saw a clip from this film in class, and was blown away by how it fused documentary and narrative filmmaking. It retains much relevance today.”

    Blu-Ray Spine #658 Learn more »
  • The Samurai Trilogy (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Samurai Trilogy

    Hiroshi Inagaki

    Jacob Trokey: “While not quite on par with some of Kurosawa's samurai films, this trilogy has great performances from Mifune, and fantastic action sequences to boot.”

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  • America Lost and Found: The BBS Story (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    America Lost and Found: The BBS Story

    Jacob Trokey: “We're about due for another revolution like this one. ”

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  • City Lights (Criterion Blu-Ray/DVD Combo)

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    City Lights

    Charles Chaplin

    Jacob Trokey: “I've always much preferred Keaton to Chaplin, but City Lights has always impressed me. Great story, great comedy. ”

    Dual Format Blu-ray/DVD Spine #680 Learn more »
  • The Darjeeling Limited (Criterion Blu-Ray)

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    The Darjeeling Limited

    Wes Anderson

    Jacob Trokey: “This film tricked me into thinking it was going to end several times before it did. It also captures sibling relationships like nothing else I've seen”

    Blu-Ray Spine #540 Learn more »